Thursday, August 28, 2008

Crazy Quilting Revisited

On August 19, 2008, Jude of Spirit Cloth asked "What If? What if a crazy quilt block could be embellished more non-traditionally?"

Then two days later she asked others to come along. She asked, "would it be possible to redefine a traditional style without destroying its concept. to liven it up, to change its context, to bring it up to date, to work freely with out copying it over and over?" And, the world responded.

And now, there are many people playing along. And it's being called Crazy Quilting Revisited. I am intrigued. I am going along for the journey.

I have chosen some pieces for my Spirit Cloth crazy quilt piece. My grandmother's doily, my mother's aqua colored shirt, my husband's button down that fit him when he was 35, and some Japanese indigo fabric found when I lived in Japan. I love this idea of organic flow. To me, it's more in the true spirit of historical crazy quilts...

I mean, this is 180 degrees from Holly Golightly...or is it?

Note: All images are the work of Jude Hill at Spirit Cloth
on her What If? Blog


Debra said...

This is the kind of exercise I was thinking of for the Art of Embroidery book group. I guess I need to get that organized here very soon.

paulahewitt said...

Im glad you are playing along. Ill be interested to see what you came up with.
ps I enjoyed reading your 111 post (although you nearly made me cry) but was unable to leave a comment then.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Timely and fabulous. Thanks for steering me....

jude said...

thanks and welcome...can't wait to see you play!

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